Value Engineering Shaves Years and $1.8 Billion from Ohio River Bridges Project (part of "Attractive Alternative")
A value engineering process for the Ohio River Bridges Project, of which the Lewis and Clark Bridge is just one part, saved more than $1.8 billion and shaved nine years from earlier estimates....

Strategies for Building and Sustaining a Successful Engineering and Consulting Company
This third article in the Business of Geotechnics series addresses stragegies for building and sustaining an engineering and consulting (E&C) company that employs geoprofessionals....

The Soil-Rock Boundary: What Is It and Where Is It?

The Need for Geotechnical Investigation
Knowledge of the subsurface conditions is needed to decide which type of foundation to use. In the discontinuous permafrost zone, some generalizations may be made about the location of...

A Dynamic Climate Downscaling Prediction System for N.E. Brazil
The International Research Institute for climate prediction (IRI) is collaborating with several levels of government and various local and foreign researchers in several key disciplines...

How Should the U.S. and Mexico Manage Their Transboundary Water Quality?
The purpose of this workshop is to discuss with ASCE members the progress in developing a Standards document and Management Plan document associated with water quality management across...

Reconstructing a Grand Boulevard
Wacker Drive, the two-level riverfront roadway that has defined the boundary of Chicago's business and cultural district for more than 75 years, is undergoing a much-needed...

Single-Shell Permanent Lining: Reflections from the Structural Point of View

International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico, United States Section
(Abstract Only) The International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico, is responsible for applying the boundary and water treaties between the United States and Mexico....

Use of Membrane Boundaries to Simulate Fixed and Floating Structures in GLLVHT

The Collision of Surf, Sand, and the Law at Lechuza Beach: Coastal Processes and Public-Private Shore Boundaries
In order to undertake coastal development opportunities, the property owner must first establish the boundary between public and private property along the beachfront in order to demonstrate...

Sinking a Sewer Line
The design and construction of a sanitary sewer siphon using high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe in San Juan, Puerto Rico, provided Black & Veatch with a challenging opportunity...

Judgment and Innovation
The Heritage and Future of the Geotechnical Engineering Profession
This book contains six papers of timeless value from some of the most experienced leaders of the geotechnical engineering profession. The papers reflect over 250 years of collective geotechnical...

Quality in the Constructed Project
A Guide for Owners, Designers, and Constructors
This Second Edition of Quality in the Constructed Project: A Guide for Owners, Designers, and Constructors (ASCE Manual No. 73) provides information...

Design Live Loads for Parking Garages
The objective of this research project is to obtain a better understanding of parking garage live loads and to recommend an appropriate value for design. A load survey was conducted in...

Bed Roughness over Vortex Ripples

What Happens at the Seabed off a Headland during a Tropical Cyclone

City of Phoenix Water System Water Plan: Beyond the Year 2000
(No paper) System demands with the City of Phoenix water system are accommodated by utilization of water supplied from several different sources distributed through an interconnected system....

Traditional Engineering Takes a Turn for the Future Decommissioning Dams and Restoring Ecological Integrity
(No paper) This paper will address the emerging shift evaluating the true value of dams and the importance of including the costs of the initial construction and investments required for...

Arizona Stream Navigability
(No paper) The State of Arizona is currently in the process of determining the ownership of the streambeds of watercourses within the state boundaries. Claims of ownership turn on whether...

 

 

 

 

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